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Ronaldo Sends Message To Manchester United New Manager

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Ronaldo Sends Message To Manchester United New Manager

Rangnick’s arrival at Manchester United has caused a stir over Ronaldo’s role in the team but he proved a point to his new manager their game against Arsenal last.

If the former Juventus star felt the need to send a message to his new manager after all the talk that he would not fit into his setup, then scoring twice to secure Manchester United three points against Arsenal is one way to do it.

Ralf Rangnick was in the stands to watch his new team and while he will have seen plenty of problems that need rectifying, Ronaldo would not appear to be among them.

Rangnick was on his feet applauding the Portuguese for his 800th and 801st career goals respectively.

Whether he presses enough or not, he still should be considered for the starting XI every week.

Arsenal players knew what was coming as Ronaldo made his run into the box in the 52nd minute.  A low Marcus Rashford cross came into the box and Ronaldo was there to finish it.

He has also now taken over penalty duties from Bruno Fernandes and dispatched what proved to be the winning goal from the spot after Martin Odegaard fouled Fred.

READ ALSO: Manchester United Interim Manager Ralf Rangnick Gets Work Permit

It is that inevitability, almost a guarantee of goals, that has led to managers tailoring their teams around the 36-year-old.

Ronaldo has an aura around him; just ask the fan who ran onto the pitch with 86 minutes on the clock in an attempt to get a selfie with him.

However, you don’t get the sense that Rangnick will bow down to him and, in a week when he made his feelings known about yet another Lionel Messi Ballon d’Or, maybe that’s why Ronaldo seemed so determined to prove a point against Arsenal.

Two goals will certainly help his cause but his work off the ball is more likely to impress Rangnick. He hassled the Arsenal back line all evening, chasing loose balls and putting in a shift at both ends of the pitch.

With United holding on to a 3-2 lead, he cleared an Arsenal corner before sprinting the length of the pitch in an attempt to get on the end of a counterattack.

Rangnick, who sat making notes throughout the game, will no doubt have questions to answer about Ronaldo in the days and weeks to come. But whether he should start or not should not be one of them.

READ ALSO: Ralf Rangnick To Take Over From Michael Carrick As Manchester United Interim Coach

Since he rejoined the club, he has scored three winning goals in the Premier League and has single-handedly kept them in the Champions League with six goals in five group-stage games.

 

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s N925m Bugatti Veyron Involved In Accident

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Cristiano Ronaldo's N925m Bugatti Veyron Involved In An Accident

By John Michael Ojo
A supercar, the Bugatti Veyron belonging to Manchester United and Portugal playmaker, Cristiano Ronaldo has crashed into a house in Majorca, according to reports in Spain on Monday.

The reports disclosed that the crashed car, valued at £1.8million, about N925 million, was one of two cars the five-time Balon D’ Or Winner had shipped over to join him in Majorca.

The incident took place this morning in Palma de Mallorca, in the district of Sa Coma, in Bunyola.

It was also revealed that the 37-year-old former Real Madrid and Juventus star is on the Balearic Island, enjoying a holiday with family before returning to the United Kingdom for pre-season, which begins later this month.

READ ALSO: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Son Officially Joins Manchester United

El Periodico Mediterraneo reports that the Bugatti Veyron was being driven by an employee of the Portuguese superstar, when it crashed into the entrance of a house on Monday morning.

It is understood the driver of the vehicle has suffered no serious injuries, but it is said that there is   extensive damage to the front of the vehicle.

Ronaldo, who is regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of football and holds the record for most goals scored, has a love for supercars and has a fleet valued at around £17m.

In a recent documentary of which his partner Georgina Rodriguez was the subject, fans were given a glimpse at his array of vehicles including a Ferrari 599 GTO, a McLaren Senna and a pair of Rolls-Royces.

 

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AFCON Qualifier: Osimhen Shines As Eagles Thrash Sao Tome 10-0

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Super Eagles of Nigeria broke record as they thrash Sao Tome 10-0. Nigeria’s star player Victor Osimhen scored four in the game with Moffi scoring a brace. The Eagle’s head coach Jose Peseiro secured Nigeria’s biggest win in a competitive match.

 

The Nigerian Super Eagles today made history as they defeated their opponents in their AFCON qualifiers against Sao Tome to maintain a hundred percent record in their group A encounter.

The Eagles attack led by Napoli striker Victor Osihmen, were invisible  throughout  the encounter.

Oshimen opened the flood gate in the 9th minute before setting up Moses Simon and Terem Moffi in the 28th and 43rd minutes respectively to make it 3-0 going into the break.

He added his second for the day in the 48th minute before completing his hat trick in the 65th minute of play.

READ ALSO: AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Get Easy Opponents

The Napoli striker netted his fourth in the 84th minute to make it five goals in the qualifiers already.

FC Lorient forward, Terem Moffi, scored his second in the 60th minute while Oghenekaro Etebo, Dennis Emmanuel and Lokman Ademola also register their own goals.

The Super Eagles have now garnered six points from two games in the qualifiers to top Group A ahead of Guinea-Bissau’s clash with Sierra Leone later in the day.

It is also the biggest win the Eagles has ever had in an international competition in their history.

Next for the Super Eagles is a double header with Guinea-Bissau later in the year.

 

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AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Get Easy Opponents

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AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Get Easy Opponents

Super Eagles of Nigeria will face the likes of Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe in their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying games.

The draw was conducted on Tuesday evening.

The Super Eagles failed to get past the Round of 16 in the last edition of the tournament played in January/February in Cameroon this year.

READ ALSO: Ex-Super Eagles Player Christopher Slumps, Dies

While the Eagles where in group A, current holders Senegal are in Group L with Benin Republic, Mozambique and Rwanda.

Full list:

Group A: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Sa o Tome e Principe or Mauritius
Group B: Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Togo, Eswatini
Group C: Cameroon, Kenya, Namibia, Burundi
Group D: Egypt, Guinea, Malawi, Ethiopia
Group E: Ghana, Madagascar, Angola, Central African Republic
Group F: Algeria, Uganda, Niger, Tanzania

Group G: Mali, Congo Brazzaville, Gambia, South Sudan
Group H: Ivory Coast (hosts), Zambia, Comoros, Lesotho
Group I: Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Mauritania, Sudan
Group J: Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Botswana
Group K: Morocco, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Liberia

Group L: Senegal (holders), Benin, Mozambique, Rwanda
Dates

May 30-June 14: Matchdays 1, 2
Sept 19-27: Matchdays 3, 4
March 20-28, 2023: Matchdays 5, 6

 

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